Guacamole & Health Benefits (Vegan Recipe)
Guacamole (pronounced guah-ka-moh-lee) is a basic salad that you can make with avocados – it’s extremely healthy and doesn’t require a lot of effort. Most of the health benefits of Guacamole stem from the avocados, but the other ingredients add to the nutritional quotient as well.
Here are some of the health benefits of guacamole, as well as a simple recipe.
Guacamole is loaded with folate and Vitamin E, both of which reduce your risk of heart disease considerably. Research shows that the healthy fats in avocados also decrease blood pressure significantly.
Avocados, tomatoes and lemon juice all contain Vitamin C, which boosts your immunity and improves your overall health.
A study found that eating avocados for just one week caused the participants’ cholesterol levels to drop by 17 percent! This is due to beta sitosterol, a compound in avocados that lowers cholesterol levels naturally.
Avocados contain carotenoid lutein, a compound that keeps your eyes healthy and protects against age-related eye problems like cataracts and macular degeneration.
Just 1/4 cup of guacamole gives you 4 grams of dietary fibre! This fibre improves digestion and prevents constipation.
All the ingredients in guacamole are loaded with fibre and the avocados have a hefty dose of healthy fats, both of which take plenty of time to digest, keeping you full for longer. The healthy fats in avocados are monounsaturated fats that promote weight loss.
THE ULTIMATE GUACAMOLE [VEGAN]
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 lime
- 1/4 cup red onion, diced
- 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, diced
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Begin by mashing the avocado flesh in a bowl. Simply stir in the remaining ingredients until everything is nicely combined, and serve.